Encourage one another and build each other up. - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

The swimming competition we were attending was crowded with preteen kids, including our two grandsons. Slade, the older of the two, had completed competition in his age group and was now at the side of the pool, rooting for his younger brother, Grant. Even over the noise of the crowd,...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to reflect your nature in our actions toward others each day. We pray as you taught us, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” (Luke 11:2-4, KJV). Amen.
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Today's Reading
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Thought for the Day

To whom will I speak an encouraging word in Christ’s name today?

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